Metal roofs continue to grow in popularity. They feature many benefits. They are versatile, durable, and architecturally appealing. But, if your home or business currently has something different, like shingles or tile, you may have some concerns about making a switch to metal. Well, it’s really quite simple, simpler than you may have imagined. So, we have put together 3 easy steps to getting a metal roofing estimate in Baton Rouge.
- Choose a style. Metal roofs divide into architectural or structural categories. An architectural metal roof is generally preferred for a home. It is installed over the solid wood deck with a felt underlayment, and is more versatile for multiple peaks if you have dormers or varying slopes. They are also considered to be more visually appealing. Structural metal roofs are usually the better choice if you have wider spaces to cover. They go from joist to joist, and don’t require the solid decking of felt underlayment. This normally applies to businesses, whether that be a warehouse or an office building. Metal shingles are also a great option.
- Choose a color. This is an area where metal roofs can really set your home or business apart from your neighbors or the businesses around you. You can match the color of your previous shingles, or blend with your neighborhood. For your business, you can even have your roof match the color of your brand. Various shades of blue and green are the most popular. For example, if you have a blue logo, you can easily opt for a blue roof. For a business, it can even be part of your marketing efforts to help potential customers find you. “Look for the blue roof.”
- Call us for an estimate. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Questions like, “can metal be installed over the shingles?” “How long will my metal roof last?” “Will anything need to be structurally changed to have a metal roof installed?”
A metal roof has many benefits, and can really set your home apart or make your business stand out. Naturally, if you’re thinking about a metal roof for your home, you’ll want to check with your HOA to make sure it fits their guidelines. Provided it does, give us a call.